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Why won't my external mouse work

I am trying to use an external mouse on my Compaq laptop. It used to work fine but now doesn't even recognize when I plug it into the usb ports. I have tried all 3 usb ports and none of them recognize it, the mouse works fine on other computers. I have already tried updating the drivers and they are all up to date and have plugged other usb port device into all 3 usb ports (keyboard) and they work fine for that. I am tired of using the touchpad and want my mouse back....any suggestions?

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Hi,

Try using a different mouse and see if it works.

Try disabling the touch pad and plug mouse into USB port and see if get connected.

Try going to hardware manager , plug your mouse in USB, scan for hardware changes and see if it shows your mouse.

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i have tried using different mice and no look but I will try the other suggestions and let you know :) thanks

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